Coproduction of the CNT in Zagreb and the CNT Ivan noble Zajc Rijeka
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is always associated with magnificent scenes from the most popular white ballets such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty or The Nutcracker. The young Spanish dancer and choreographer Cayetano Soto in his latest ballet project Tchaikovsky goes a step further. Inspired with the image and work of the great composer, he creates a contemporary ballet work through which he wishes to depict the life journey of this unhappy and exceptionally productive composer, guided by the facts and mysteries that shaped this unique artistic soul and mind of one of the greatest late romantic music authors. The composer's extraordinary gift for melodiousness even today inspires and incites new generations of diverse artists in creating new works.
Soto in his works undermines beauty in order to convey the content that lies hidden deep under the surface, just as Almodóvar does in his films. His choreographies are subtle, open and direct and demand exceptional technical readiness and imaginativeness from the dancers. His dance vocabulary is expressive with recognisable features, consisting of nuanced details and grotesque adaptations of classical ballet movements such as expressive hands and fingers and very complex, acrobatic pas de deuxs.